“Tara Brown should be alive.”
On last night’s episode of The Project, co-host Carrie Bickmore perfectly articulated the feeling of hopelessness that threatens to overwhelm Australia with every new reported case of domestic violence.
“It just feels like it’s getting worse, it just feels like every second headline I read is the same story… and they’re the ones we’re hearing about,” she told the panel.
Before the discussion, Bickmore had delivered a powerful segment analysing our response to threats of domestic violence in the wake of the murder of 24-year-old Tara Brown and two other cases, which occurred yesterday.
“Last night a woman died from head injuries allegedly inflected by her former partner,” Bickmore said, referring to Brown.
“A week ago she sought help from police but was turned away.
“How many more women have to die before we take these threats seriously?”
Watch the segment and discussion that followed here (post continues after video):